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Final Rundown for 8/13/07, Script for Today's Footage

CTNS SCRIPTS

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2007

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1. BUDGET IMPACT/BIRTHING CENTER...............VO/SOT

2. WHERE WAS CHP................................................VO/SOT

3. WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.........................VO/SOT

4. AIR BOARD/GREENHOUSE GAS HEARING......VO/SOT

BUDGET IMPACT/BIRTHING CENTER VO/SOT

LIVE: THE GOVERNOR AND DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLY SPEAKER ARE VISITING CARE PROVIDERS THAT HAVE NOT RECEIVED MEDI-CAL FUNDS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST IN AN ATTEMPT TO PRESSURE SENATE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR THE SPENDING PLAN APPROVED BY THE ASSEMBLY IN MID JULY. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER HAS PROMISED TO USE HIS LINE ITEM VETO POWER TO TRIM THAT BUDGET'S 700 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

SUPER: TODAY/CENTER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELL BEING/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

ON THIS 44TH DAY THE BUDGET IS OVERDUE, SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ VISITED THE SACRAMENTO BIRTHING PROJECT WHICH PART OF A COMMUNITY CLINIC THAT PROVIDES PRE-NATAL CARE AND PEDIATRIC CARE TO POOR FAMILIES IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA. THE CENTER HAS NOT RECEIVED MEDI-CAL DOLLARS FROM THE STATE SINCE JULY 20TH. A CONTINGENCY FUND FOR COMMUNITY CLINICS, HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES WAS DEPLETED BY THE END OF AUGUST. SENATE REPUBLICANS, EXCEPT FOR ONE WHO VOTED YES ON THE SPENDING PLAN, ARE WITHHOLDING SUPPORT FOR THE BUDGET UNTIL LEGISLATORS CUT THE 700 MILLION DOLLARS AND BILLS THAT ACCOMPANY THE BUDGET CONTAIN PROVISIONS TO STOP COUNTY AND CITY GOVERNMENTS FOR BEING SUED FOR NOT FACTORING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INTO HIGHWAY AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS UNTIL SUCH EMISSION STANDARDS ARE ESTABLISHED.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "THEY'RE HOLDING UP THE BUDGET FOR A REASON, THEY'RE HOLDING UP THE BUDGET BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT, TO SAY ON THE ONE HAND LET'S TEMPORARILY FUND THESE PROGRAMS SO WE CAN COME BACK 3 OR 4 WEEKS FROM NOW WHEN NOBODY'S PAYING ATTENTION AND GUT OR ELIMINATE PROGRAMS LIKE THESE IS UNACCEPTABLE TO THOSE OF US ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE OF THE AISLE."

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-IRVINE

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "THAT'S ABSOLUTELY FALSE, WE'RE NOT TRYING TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT. WE'RE TRYING TO GET A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET. AND WE HAVE ACTUALLY INTRODUCED A CONTINUING APPROPRIATION MEASURE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WHICH THE DEMOCRATS VOTED DOWN, WOULDN'T EVEN TAKE UP AND WE'RE PREPARED TO AUTHOR ANOTHER ONE TO CONTINUE THAT FOR ANOTHER TWO OR THREE WEEKS THIS COMING MONDAY SO WE WANT TO KEEP THOSE SERVICES GOING, WE HAVE NO INTENTION TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT."

VO TAG: DEMOCRATS THAT APPROVED EMERGENCY SPENDING LEGISLATION DURING PRIOR BUDGET STANDOFFS VOTED AGAINST TAKING UP A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE AUTHORIZED THE CONTROLLER TO SPEND UP TO 10 BILLION DOLLARS FOR HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES, CLINICS AND SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-IRVINE

SOUNDBITE PER STATION REQUEST, REGARDING HIS ASSESSMENT OF WHAT CALIFORNIANS THINK ABOUT THE BUDGET STALEMATE

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "UNFORTUNATELY I THINK A LOT OF CALIFORNIANS DON'T PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO THE BUDGET OTHERWISE THEY'D HAVE PROBABLY BEEN COMPLAINING A LONG TIME AGO. CALIFORNIA GENERALLY TENDS TO JUST CONTINUE ON. THERE ARE SOME SERVICES YOU'RE HEARING FROM NOW THAT MAY HAVE SERVICES CUT IN THE FUTURE AND THAT'S WHY WE INTRODUCED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO TAKE CARE OF THAT. I THINK THE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA WANT US TO HAVE A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET. THEY WANT US TO STOP SPENDING MORE THAN WE'RE TAKING IN."

SOT: (:35)

SAYS: "LIVES ARE NOT IN DANGER AS A MATTER OF FACT I UNDERSTAND THE FACILITY HE HAD HIS PRESS CONFERENCE AT THIS MORNING WAS ACTUALLY STILL IN OPERATION SO SOMETIMES PEOPLE MAY CRY WOLF A LITTLE EARLY BUT I WOULD ALSO POINT OUT BACK IN 98 OR 99 WE DID PASS A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WAS SUPPORTED BY MANY OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STILL IN OFFICE HERE TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR THINGS HE WAS TALKING ABOUT SO WE'VE GIVEN A PLAN TO THINGS THAT NEED MONEY RIGHT NOW, BUT AGAIN, IT GETS BACK TO HAVING A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET. YOU CAN'T CONTINUE TO SPEND MORE THAN YOU TAKE IN."

SUPER: SHAUNA HECHERT/WOMEN'S HEALTH SPECIALISTS

SOT: (:36)

SAYS: "I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A PERSON IN THE ROOM WHO COULD WORK WITHOUT HAVING A PAYCHECK, BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE FACING, WE'RE FACING WITH HAVING TO TURN INTO CREDIT BUREAUS BUT WE THINK BECAUSE WE'RE A BUDGET IMPASSE WHAT THIS IS GOING TO MEAN TO SAFETY NET PROVIDERS. WE CANNOT MAINTAIN THE CLINICS NOT ONLY HERE IN SACRAMENTO BUT RURAL CALIFORNIA, ALL OF CALIFORNIA."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:35)

SAYS: "SI PREGUNTAS EL GOBERNADOR ... EN AHORROS."

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "I'M AFRAID WE'RE GONNA LOSE SOME PEOPLE AND IF ANYBODY DIES, WE WILL PUT THAT AT THE DOORSTEP OF THESE 14 REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO HOLD UP THE CALIFORNIA BUDGET FOR IDEOLOGICAL REASONS."

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "WE PUT A BUNCH OF MONEY IN CALIFORNIA'S BANK ACCOUNT, WE REDUCED THE OPERATING DEFICIT WAY BEYOND WHAT THE GOVERNOR PROPOSED IN HIS MAY REVISION. WE HAD A MORE PRUDENT BUDGET THAN WHAT THE GOVERNOR PROPOSED IN HIS MAY REVISION. THAT IS NOT IDEOLOGICAL WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASON WHY WE HAD A NUMBER OF REPUBLICANS IN THE ASSEMBLY VOTING FOR THE BUDGET, THEY SAW THIS WAS A GOOD BUDGET. THAT WAS A COMPROMISE BUDGET, IT GOT DONE."

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